This girls’ bathroom makeover will challenge your thinking about how far $100 can go in home improvements!
It’s time for another $100 Room Challenge and I could not be more excited to dig in to this one! My girls’ bathroom is in need of some TLC and I’ve got lots of ideas I can’t wait to try.
What better way to start out a new year than with a new room refresh? I think makeovers are such a great way to celebrate and look forward to new things. And this challenge makes new things totally do-able!
But before I get into all the design ideas, let’s have a quick recap of what the $100 Room Challenge is, shall we?
What is the $100 Room Challenge?
Erin, of Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry started the challenge a few years ago as a way to tackle one space of her house at a time, on a budget and a timeline. Then she opened it up to a few blogger friends, and now it’s turned into a whole movement!
We each do one room, or space, for $100 or less, in one month. It’s called a challenge for a reason! But I love it because it helps me get motivated and finish projects that I probably otherwise wouldn’t get around to.
Plus, I love to see the creativity of all the other bloggers. Be sure to check out their posts at the end of this one. I always get inspired for my next makeover during the challenge!
If you’re curious to see how this works, check out any of my prior 100RC makeovers:
- Complete Camper Makeover
- Home Office/Guest Room Makeover
- Family Room/Fireplace Makeover
- Girl’s Bedroom Makeover
- Guest Bathroom Makeover
- Breakfast Nook Makeover
Girls’ Bathroom Makeover Challenge
This time I’m going to be working on my kids’ bathroom. When we moved into the house, it was the most recently updated room so we’ve left it alone while we worked on all the other spaces that needed more urgent attention.
But the time has come to give the girls a cute and functional space of their own. When we moved in, they were little girls and barely spent any time in the bathroom, but now that they’re teenagers, that room gets a lot more use and needs to work better for them.
Here’s where we’re starting from:
I promise it’ll get prettier later this month, but for now bear with me.
Problem Area 1 – The Vanity and Storage
The sinks and vanity are always a mess. I need to figure out some kind of countertop storage that does not involve piles and stacks.
I also need to find a different solution for hanging hand towels.
The under-sink storage is also a problem. (And why is there a racquetball racquet under there?)
Finally, I need to find a different color for the wood on the vanity. Usually I paint cabinets, but in this case, I think a stain will work better with the granite countertop, which can’t be replaced at this time. I think the granite will look better when everything else does.
Problem Area 2 – The Shower and Toilet Room
It’s so nice to have a separate space for the shower and toilet, so one girl can be showering while the other is getting ready at the mirror. But this little space needs some updating!
I’ll paint the storage cabinet and the walls, and give the space some new art and a new shower curtain.
We also need a better bath towel hanging solution.
This was a fun bathroom for little kids, but now it’s time for the space to grow up and work a little better for bigger girls.
I won’t be able to to anything about the shower tile or the granite countertop, but I think with enough paint and accessories, we can turn this disjointed bathroom into a spa retreat for my teenage clients.
Here’s where we’re going:
My kids love succulents and houseplants of all kinds, so I’m using that as the starting point for my design in their bathroom.
We’ll be updating the cabinets, adding storage, and generally prettifying everything. Here’s the list of projects:
- Paint walls
- Stain vanity cabinets
- Paint storage cabinet in shower area
- Change towel racks to hooks
- Update mirror somehow (maybe a frame?)
- Update faucets (no budget to replace)
- New artwork
- New shower curtain and rug
- New cabinet pulls, if there’s any money left
This is the point in the project that I’m pretty sure there’s no way I’ll get it all done in the next four weeks. But that’s half the fun. Guess I better get to work!
Follow the Girls’ Bathroom Makeover to See What Happens
Before you go, be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get updates on the next few weeks of the challenge. Or you can follow along here once the links are updated:
Week 1 (you’re here) ~ Week 2 ~ Week 3 ~ Week 4 Reveal
And finally, check out what my other blogger friends are working on. You’ll definitely be inspired to start something new!